Coming into Town Early? Thoughts for Saturday

For those of you in town on Saturday night, we  invite you to meet us at a beautiful outdoor patio bar at the Historic Iron Horse Hotel, located just south of Downtown Milwaukee. There are outdoor fireplaces, couches, and tables and bars. And in the case the weather is not cooperating, there is a lovely bar inside as well. It is a cozy and beautiful setting for a night-before-the-night atmosphere. We hope that you will all join us on the Iron Horse patio for after-dinner drinks and socializing. Let’s say 7:00pm?

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Coming into Town Early? Thoughts for Friday


Friday night Leah will be out of town, for her bachelorette party, but you can live it up Milwaukee style. Friday fish fry can be enjoyed at just about every restaurant in town, and Friday late afternoon/early evening brewery tours are a fun Friday activity.

If you want to keep the Milwaukee/German theme going, try the Old German Beer Hall on Old World 3rd st. Or, Mader’s is also a classic in town.

Leah’s favorite brewery tour is Lakefront Brewery, and Peter’s favorite is Milwaukee Brewing Company. In either case, you will have a great time, but don’t plan on driving anywhere afterward. We have also heard great things about the Sprecher tour, but have never done it ourselves. Some places even have polka dancing, but DON”T BURN OUT ON POLKA before the big event!!!



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Our Wedding FAQs

Which airport should I fly in to?

Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is on the southern border of the city of Milwaukee, and is really easy to navigate. It is only about a 20 minute drive to the Aloft hotel from the airport.

Can we bring the kids?

Please leave the kids at home. This is going to be a beer-themed party with a lively polka band. I don’t want any munchkin’s getting trampled, or getting wrangled into pumping the keg. Big kids only, please.

When does this party start?

You will be invited to join us on the evening of May 27th at 7:00pm, starting with a short cocktail hour. The ceremony will begin around 7:30pm. This portion of the evening is scheduled to be outside, weather permitting of course. After the short ceremony, everyone will be invited to enter the hall for a variety of delicious foods, including passed hor d’oeuvres, chef carved beef and turkey, international cheese and fruit, and more. The polka band will start sometime around 8:00 and play until we drop!

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Memorial Day Brunch with the Newlyweds!

The day after the wedding, we have reservations for a large group at Benelux Cafe in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. If you will still be in town, we hope you will meet us there for some delicious food and a bit of the hair of the dog. You know you are going to need it.

10:30am, Monday May 28, 2012

Benelux Cafe, 346 N Broadway, Milwaukee WI  53202

see the link to the right

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Hotel Reservations

Hello Potential Guests,

I have made arrangements for a block reservation at a hotel nearby our wedding location.

1. Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
1230 N Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
Your price if reserved before April 26th-  $119.00
This is a lovely boutique hotel just blocks from The Best Place. This is the newer, nicer and closer of the two hotel options.

You may also choose to stay at

2. Best Western Inn Towne Hotel
710 N Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
There is no reservation at this hotel, and the going rate is $89.99
A historic, casual hotel and a good budget option. A couple of blocks further away. Includes continental breakfast.

Choose the one that fits your plans. Links to these hotels are located to the right.

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